Hersheypark will enter the park through new "Hershey's Chocolatetown" plaza in 2020, as part of a $150 million, 23-acre expansion announced by the Pennsylvania theme park today.Visitors to
The entrance plaza will stand in between the current park entry pathway and the separately ticketed Hershey's Chocolate World attraction. The plaza will include a flagship Hershey's retail store, an ice cream parlor and confectionary kitchen, the largest kettle corn location in the park, and the largest restaurant, bar and patio in the park.
Inside the gates, fans will encounter the track to the park's 15th coaster, which Hersheypark bills as its "longest, tallest and fastest to date." The park will announce more details about that project next summer. In the middle of that coaster will stand the Kisses Fountain, which will be just steps away from the new home of the park's soon-to-be-100-year-old Carrousel.
Let's take a virtual tour of the new plaza and attractions:
The $150 million investment will be the largest capital investment in Hershey Entertainment & Resorts' history.
"We are incredibly excited to enter this next chapter in the rich history of Hersheypark," John Lawn, president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts [HE&R], said. "This will be a definitive project for Hersheypark, HE&R and our destination."
The park previously announced a redesign of the Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge shooter ride into Reese's Cupfusion for its 2019 season, in which riders must protect the source of energy for the Reese's factory from the League of Misfit Candy. Construction on the new Hershey's Chocolatetown project will begin in January and continue through 2019.Tweet
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